By Chris Nashawaty
Updated January 15, 2016 at 06:16 PM EST
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The Benefactor

type
  • Movie
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If Richard Gere ever receives an honorary Oscar, this film definitely won’t pop up in his highlight reel. Utterly unbelievable and relentlessly hokey, writer-director Andrew Renzi’s drama stars the snowy-haired Gere as a superwealthy philanthropist who noses his way into the lives of his best friend’s daughter (Dakota Fanning) and her new husband (Theo James, who’s actually quite good). Gere, an actor capable of great nuance, hams it up so mightily you’d think the film was sponsored by Boar’s Head. C–

The Benefactor

2016 movie
type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • UNRATED
runtime
  • 92 minutes
director
  • Andrew Renzi

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